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Gospel Moshing: Adventures at Metal Shows with a Spooky Friend

Gospel Moshing: Adventures at Metal Shows with a Spooky Friend

Maybe we, why don’t we
Sit right here for half an hour?
We’ll speak of what a waste I am
And how we missed your beat again

I swear we need to find some comfort in this run down place
To bridge the gap of this conscious state that we live in
And I’m short on time

– “Writing on the Walls,” Underoath

Nearly all of my best memories from college center on my close-yet-mysterious best friend named Tyler, who became mythical in our friend group because of his penchant for mischief and his unerring tendency to seek out and bask in all of the absurd things of…

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An Imaginative Festival of Lessons and Carols

An Imaginative Festival of Lessons and Carols

A yearly Christmas pleasure is King’s College at Cambridge’s famous Festival of Lessons and Carols on Christmas Eve, nine lessons and nine carols with a beautiful choir and traditional music. For those who just can’t wait, here’s a bit of the rationale of the King’s College service, followed by an Mbird-friendly, fresh and down-to-earth spinoff to tide you over:

The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols was first held on Christmas Eve 1918. It was planned by Eric Milner-White, who, at the age of thirty-four, had just been appointed Dean of King’s after experience as an army chaplain which had convinced him that…

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Tenth Avenue North: "Times"

Tenth Avenue North: “Times”

The song “Times” by Tenth Avenue North was played on the Pandora station I was listening to on Saturday. I only caught a moment of it as I hurried around my kitchen preparing for my son’s birthday party: “In times of confusion, chaos and pain/I’m there in your sorrow under the weight of your shame/I’m there through your heartache, I’m there in the storm/My love I will keep you by my power alone.” I hunted down the lyrics; then, appropriately, hurried to MBird in order to post it, to share it with you.

I have nothing to add theologically, really, to…

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Three Particularly Fine Christian Music Album Covers

Taken from a list of 60 Awesome Christian Music Album Covers (a number of which, I’m proud to say, have already appeared on this site in some context). ht MG:

Derek Webb's Stockholm Syndrome

Derek Webb’s Stockholm Syndrome

This one comes to us as a collaboration between Todd Brewer and DZ. Enjoy:

I have been looking forward to reviewing Derek Webb’s Stockholm Syndrome ever since his record label deemed it too controversial to be released this past May. Derek has moved further and further toward the outer fringe of Christian music with each successive release, and it is a trajectory which continues here, thank God. That is, the new record finds him embracing his role as provacateur/prophet once again and without apology – which would be far less compelling if it weren’t coupled with his undeniable gift for writing…

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